Davidson County, NC (June 15, 2020) – A 79-year-old man was killed in a crash on N.C. 109 in Davidson County. The crash happened on Sunday, June 14th around 2:30 a.m.
The State Highway Patrol reports that 46-year-old Gary Christopher Turpin was driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck southbound on 109 when he crossed the center line. Turpin’s truck collided head-on with a 1997 GMC Van driven by Billy Cranford Noah, 79. Noah died at the crash scene while Turpin suffered minor injuries.
Troopers charged Turpin with misdemeanor death by vehicle, traveling left of center and driving while license revoked.
Our condolences are with the family of Billy Cranford Noah following this fatal crash in Davidson County.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
There are about 1,400 fatal North Carolina car accidents every year. Many fatal crashes occur due to the negligent actions of one motorist. Speeding, reckless driving, failure to yield, and failure to maintain lane control are all common causes of serious crashes in our state.
Under North Carolina law, the victim’s next-of-kin may have a claim against a negligent driver who was responsible for the crash. North Carolina wrongful death claims are very complicated and should only be handled by an experienced lawyer.
North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted the families of crash victims all throughout the Piedmont region. We are here with compassion during your time of greatest need. For a free consultation, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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